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ERIC Number: EJ1063070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2164-3989
Through a Glass Darkly -- Envisioning the Future of the Counseling Profession: A Commentary
Hodges, Shannon
Professional Counselor, v1 n3 p191-200 2011
The counseling profession has experienced significant growth and diversification to become a viable member of the global mental health profession. Originally founded in the U.S. as the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA), the profession has expanded to the flagship American Counseling Association, 19 divisional affiliates, and licensure in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, the National Board for Certified Counselors, the International Association of Counselling (IAC) and numerous other global professional organizations. This manuscript will outline the counseling profession's genesis, growth, enumerate current challenges, speculate on the profession's future and offer concrete suggestions to ensure the profession's continued viability in a rapidly evolving global age.
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates. 3 Terrace Way, Greensboro, NC 27403. Tel: 336-547-0607; Fax: 336-547-0017; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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